AGM Report / 2016 Executive

Written by Paula Lourie. 

At the 21st AGM of the Australian Science Communicators on November 19 2015 in Canberra, Professor Joan Leach was confirmed as 2016 President. This is Joan’s third year as President.
The 2016 National Executive is:

President: Professor Joan Leach (ACT)
Vice President: Bianca Nogrady (NSW)
Vice President: Niall Byrne (VIC)
Secretary: Sarah Lau (WA)
Treasurer: Pete Wheeler (WA)
Executive Officer: […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Save the date! 11 March 2016
I’m very pleased to announce that the next ASC conference will be in Brisbane in March 2016. We have tried to tie in our next meeting with the World Festival of Science so that our members who are involved can make their […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Thursday 19 November 2015

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Canberra, ACT on 19 November 2015.
The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Award Season
Award season is well and truly underway—I was very pleased to be invited to the Eureka awards this year.  Citizen science, quality long-form science journalism, and generally good science communication all got a shout out at the awards.  Next up, the Premier’s Prizes for Science.  While […]

Event review: Pre National Science Week Mixer

Thanks to Bonnie Murphy for the event review!
“ASC Victoria kicked off the 2015 Pre National Science Week Mixer at Markov on August 13th, this time joined by international guest Yvette d’Entremont, aka SciBabe.
With over 50 attendees the mixer was a hit yet again. National Science Week event holders were given the opportunity to promote their […]

Thinking about going to see The Martian?

Join us, the Australian Science Communicators Victoria for a mesmerizing movie experience.
Come at 6pm for a drink and pre-movie speaker – the fascinating Dianne McGrath. Dianne is one of the shortlisted Mars One astronaut candidates from around the world. Mars One is a non-profit organisation seeking to establish the […]

The lab rat amongst the journalists

A month ago, I suddenly realised that I did not have an online presence as a scientist! Shortly after this revelation hit me, the microscopist was born on a variety of social platforms. Through social media I hoped to create a visual online portfolio, which not only showcased my abilities as a microscopist but also provided […]

Event Review: inaugural Australian Citizen Science Conference

Thanks to Vicki Martin for the event review.
Review of the inaugural Australian Citizen Science Conference
Canberra, 23-25 July 2015
The chilly winter Canberra morning couldn’t slow down the enthusiasm of attendees at the inaugural Australian Citizen Science Conference on 23rd July this year. Seats were as rare as hens teeth at this over-subscribed event, with […]

Event review: The science nation

Australia’s newest public events series, The Science Nation, kicked off in May by touring the event The Storytelling of Science, which was run as a one-off event at the 2014 ASC conference, through Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. All three events were a big success with strong attendance, and much fun being had by both the […]

Pre National Science Week Mixer

Kick off your National Science Week with a bang at the Markov in Carlton Thursday 13th August from 6pm!
Your ASC Vic are once again hosting a celebration mixer event on the eve of the big week. Part social, part networking, part informative, part entertainment, this is the chance to get together, have a drink, win […]